Hood Canal Oysters
Western Hood Canal, Washington

Hood Canal is the quintessential Washington State oyster. These protected inlets and shorelines are the perfect environment to grow both wild and farmed Pacific beauties!


oysterology

Production: Farmed
Availability: Year-round
Size: 2.75 inches
Appearance: Smaller, light brown to white shells
Flavor: Light and clear brine with a crunchy meat and a bitter melon finish

 

     

     


    Growout Method
     

    Beach-grown and subjected to wave action to harden shells. Intertidally grown - goes dry at low tide, which strengthens abductor muscle. Time to market: 3 years.


    site details

    • Salinity: 3.2% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
    • Tides: Favorable tides and a brisk current
    • Bottom Makeup: Rock and sand